Hello, Salvo community, My name is Mukwa Ogitchida. I am a St. Paul kid, played at Central High School just as soccer became a varsity sport in Minnesota. The first coaching job was in 1989 but I made it a career in 2005.
I am a 4th generation, Ukrainian Jew, my family left when it was USSR. And White Earth native. My path as a minority has always been a balance of assimilation and self-pride.
I have a BS in Urban Education, teach Science at Hazel Park PreparatoryAcademy, and coach high school Soccer at Harding H.S. Both schools are less than 5% white, and more than 90% free or reduced lunch. That means for the past 15 years I have been on the front lines of the struggle for equity. I am committed to this struggle and plan on retiring with the knowledge that I helped move the community together for all.
I look forward to getting to know you. I am always ready for a talk, and to hit the pitch for training or a match. Go Salvo! Together we make this the best club in the world!
Contact Mukwa at firstname.lastname@example.org